BBISFF's 2019 EDITION ONLY ACCEPTS ROMANIAN SHORT FILMS SUBMISSIONS

BigBang International Short Film Festival is an event that aims to demonstrate the thematic and fully completed cinematic suggestions through the cinematic style of the short film. A short film can demonstrate quickly, flexibly, in a condensed way and with an unshakeable point of view important issues of global interest and it does that with freshness, youthfulness and boldness.

It is organized by t-shOrt (www.t-short.gr) and it is hosted on the website www.shortfilm.gr, the only and largest website for short films in Greece. The Greek production company t-shOrt passionately supports short films and everything concerning their production, promotion and distribution. It seeks to promote new talents, creators and artists who love short films and express themselves through them. It emphasizes on films that deviate from established standards and films that have a special and personal way of expression. The company's involvement in the short film goes back to 2001, while the involvement of its founder and art director, Kyriakos Chatzimichailidis - director and producer – goes back to 1990 (twenty-five years devotion to short films).

The festival will take place in two phases - periods. First the classic festal organization of screenings in a movie theatre and then the online screenings for audience award.

The goal of BigBang International Short Film Festival for 2019 is the focus on the Romanian Micro Cinema through the screenings of short films by Romanian creators.

Like every year the event contains a special 2-hour thematic tribute. The theme for 2019 will be "Health".

The festival is organized by t-shOrt in cooperation with the Short Film Festival of Drama and supported by the Embassy of Romania in Athens and the Hellenic Foundation for Culture and Federation of Greek Cinema Clubs (F.G.C.C.)

The best films that will be selected from the judging committee for the following awads, will receive their prize of a Pan-Hellenic distribution by the Federation of Greek Cinema Clubs (F.G.C.C.) (oklegr.blogspot.com)

There are more than 20 Halls of the Federation of Greek Cinema Clubs (F.G.C.C.) scattered all over Greece.

Distribution will be of a commercial nature and the award-winning films will participate in any profits generated by this process. The number of Halls and the financial conditions and terms will be announced in October 2019, as this is the period that the Halls schedule their screen program for the 2019-2020 season and they are then in a position to set their timetable for promotion and their financial conditions.

The following awards are given:

Direction
Production
Screenplay
Actor
Actress
Direction Of Photography
Sound
Set Decoration
Costumes
Editing
Special Effects (if there is a film in that category)
Music
Animation

and

Audience Award
The audience award, through the online viewing of the films from 3 - 30 of June 2019 at www.shortfilm.gr, will be worth EUR 300 and it's sponsored by t-shOrt.

BBISFF's 2019 EDITION ONLY ACCEPTS ROMANIAN SHORT FILMS SUBMISSIONS

The festival takes place within the following chronological prerequisites-timeline:

1 FEBRUARY 2019 FILM SUBMITTIONS
11 MARCH 2019 ENTRIES DEADLINE
8 APRIL 2019 ANNOUNCEMENT DATE OF THE CHOSEN PARTICIPANTS
APRIL-MAY 2019 PREPARATION AND COMMUNICATION OF THE FESTIVAL
07 JUNE 2019 PROJECTION OF THE CHOSEN FILMS IN THE MOVIE THEATRE
09 JUNE 2019 DATE OF THE CLOSING CEREMONY AND AWARDS IN THE MOVIE THEATRE
10 JUNE 2019 OPENING DATE OF ONLINE PROJECTION AND PUBLIC VOTING
30 JUNE 2019 CLOSING DATE OF ONLINE PROJECTION AND PUBLIC VOTING - AUDIENCE AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

Terms and Conditions

- Works in Progress will not be accepted. Please submit your films completed in their final format.

- Films that can take part in the festival:
a) Short films FICTION up to 30 min
b) Short films DOCUMENTARY up to 30 min
c) Short films ANIMATION up to 30 min

- All participating films must be either in English or (necessary) have English subtitles. All foreign movies will be subtitled in Greek.

- A world premiere is not required. Films that will participate in the special tribute "Health" will definitely have a PanHellenic first screening.

- No entry fee required

- Date of film production: 2010 onwards
The festival has a retrospective character. For this reason, it is also interested in older films that will outline the Romanian short film production. The oldest date of a film production is 2010.

- All submissions must include an online screener (vimeo link or any similar site).

- The selected films will have to send a High Definition Analysis file (mpg, mxf, H264, or any other acceptable format) for download via Wetransfer or any other acceptable site.

- The selected films also has to submit:
i) dialogs list in English
ii) film photos
iii) director's biography
iv) director's photo
v) film's poster
vi) summary
vii) crew list
viii) technical characteristics

- The festival's short spot video will be displayed before each film.

- The festival has the right to use a small number of shots from each film to create a trailer in order to promote itself before the festival starts and also to use it inside the movie theatre while the festival is taking place.

- The selected films will be projected in a central theatre in Athens. It's called "Cinema Lais" (Greek Film Archive - Film Museum) and located at 48, Iera Odos & 134-136 Megalou Alexandrou Str., Kerameikos, Athens (www.tainiothiki.gr).

- The award-winning films will be selected by a 3-member jury.

- The award-winning films (14 special awards) will win their nationwide distribution in Greek cinemas with the support of the Federation of Greek Cinema Clubs.

- The online screening of the films will start at www.shortfilm.gr, right after the screening in the movie theatre at 1st of June 2019 and the public voting will last until June the 30th 2019 at 12:00 noon (time in Greece)

- The projection on the website www.shortfilm.gr is done with online streaming by t-shOrt (organizing company) channel, especially created for the festival, on vimeo.com.

- The best film according to the top10 as formed on 30st of June 2019 at 12.00 pm Greek time, will receive the audience award (300 €) and the Pan-Hellenic Distribution Award by the Federation of Greek Cinema Clubs (F.G.C.C.)

- After their online screening, all films will remain uploaded on www.shortfilm.gr.
Any director or producer who does NOT want the online screening of their film on www.shortfilm.gr after the end of the festival, must state it in the application form.

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  • Florent Perrin

    Great festival ! Thanks for the invitation !

    August 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you. We will try to make the next one even better.

  • Stevie Jackson

    Excellent festival experience! We were so pleased that Honestly Charlotte was included in the festival and to win a jury award was such an honour! Thank you.

    August 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you. We will try to make the next one even better

  • Roberto Flores

    Very nice festival. I am really honored to have been selected. Great communication and well organized.

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very mach. I hope to see you to the next bigbang festival
    Kyriakos

  • SAMAR PRASAD

    I like BIG BANG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL and it was very good experience .

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very mach. I hope to see you to the next bigbang festival. I send you soon an email for thw win
    Kyriakos

  • Apostolis Iliopoulos

    Great festval! Great movies! Great people who know and love cinema! Keep up the wonderful work that you do, guys!

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Ευχαριστώ πολύ Αποστόλη. Να μιλήσουμε απο βδομάδα. Κυριάκος